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post Apr 3 2013, 01:07 PM
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I firmly believe if we structure our free time (even though it almost takes away the meaning of free time) we would be happier, more relaxed, more successful and achieve so much more than if we just do things as we feel like it.

In practice I suck at pulliing this off, it's not completely my fault, sometimes life and those we do life with, get in the way, but sometimes it's just my laziness and lack of drive.




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post Apr 3 2013, 01:33 PM
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Maybe for some but definitely not me.
I want as little structure as possible for my 'free' time.


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post Apr 3 2013, 01:58 PM
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I find I do very little without structure.

My list of things to do is

spend quality time with my wife (that feels wrong to schedule)
Practice guitar
gym
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singing practice

then there's always housework and cooking etc that needs doing.

Currently the gym seems to take priority as it's something the wife and I do together.


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post Apr 3 2013, 02:37 PM
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Yey I try to follow that "getting things done concept" but mostly at "hard times". At first i thought that it's difficult to plan your moves, but my lack of time during last academic session forced me to do some intense studying wink.gif I used Pocket informant soft for my phone and had a perfect marks in my academic record. Now i don't really do that much planing(besides guitar and German studying), but in two weeks i gotta have my exams. So i'm back on a schedule wink.gif
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post Apr 3 2013, 02:51 PM
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I can see your point. I think my free time could be structured more. I am on vacation before my new job in a couple of weeks. So I have lots of free time. smile.gif For the family guys, I can definitely see how a structure would help more.


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post Apr 3 2013, 03:33 PM
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Yeah, time management is the key to happiness and to achieve your goals. Some time ago I found a book that was very well organized to help us to be more effective. The name is "7 habits of highly effective people".



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post Apr 3 2013, 03:53 PM
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Oh, I need structure I tells ya.
I just made a schedule for all my running and weight training the next month, because I know I won't reach my goals, if I don't make some agreement with myself for the near future. The trick is to put up realistic goals, and then you are happy, if you do better than expected.
Then one day each week I have nothing planned a head, so maybe that is my only free time?

Same with guitar, I must plan ahead, and make sure I have a weekend with some time before I choose to join a collab. And I'm really neglecting Gab's Army becuase I have so much other than guitar I want to do, and I feel a bit bad about that!


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post Apr 3 2013, 03:54 PM
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My wife is a school teacher and they have been implementing the 7 Habits at her elementary school where she is currently teaching.

It has been very successful, and the kids are becoming more involved in themselves by learning these 7 habits. They are also being placed in "Leadership" roles that will help them understand the importance of what it means to be a leader. It is a very good program and it, or at least something like it should be implemented in all schools.




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Yeah, time management is the key to happiness and to achieve your goals. Some time ago I found a book that was very well organized to help us to be more effective. The name is "7 habits of highly effective people".



https://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits.php



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post Apr 3 2013, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Apr 3 2013, 11:53 AM) *
Oh, I need structure I tells ya.
I just made a schedule for all my running and weight training the next month, because I know I won't reach my goals, if I don't make some agreement with myself for the near future. The trick is to put up realistic goals, and then you are happy, if you do better than expected.
Then one day each week I have nothing planned a head, so maybe that is my only free time?

Same with guitar, I must plan ahead, and make sure I have a weekend with some time before I choose to join a collab. And I'm really neglecting Gab's Army becuase I have so much other than guitar I want to do, and I feel a bit bad about that!


Start your plan mate! The army is waiting for you. smile.gif


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My wife is a school teacher and they have been implementing the 7 Habits at her elementary school where she is currently teaching.

It has been very successful, and the kids are becoming more involved in themselves by learning these 7 habits. They are also being placed in "Leadership" roles that will help them understand the importance of what it means to be a leader. It is a very good program and it, or at least something like it should be implemented in all schools.


Awesome!! This sound really cool. knowing these habit when you are at school would be something very useful for a whole life. I'm curious about knowing a bit more about how they implemented this program! Please share with us more info! smile.gif


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post Apr 3 2013, 09:59 PM
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Well 'planning your time wisely' ... for stuff that needs to be done, isn't what I'd consider 'free time'.
Free time is for when all that's finished ... isn't it - ?

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post Apr 4 2013, 12:01 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Apr 3 2013, 04:59 PM) *
Well 'planning your time wisely' ... for stuff that needs to be done, isn't what I'd consider 'free time'.
Free time is for when all that's finished ... isn't it - ?


laugh.gif Thats how I feel, free time is lazy time.


I do my essentials when it needs done. I know the first pay of the month I pay all the bills, after that its just first come first serve and I don't try to push things to the back burning and procrastinate. After all that I just am the laziest man alive, watch movies, play video games, and eat.


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post Apr 4 2013, 12:33 AM
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As an 18 year old on the way to college I feel right now is where my free time needs to start getting more structured.

I'm going to really have to crack down on when I have the actual time to play around and when it is time to get serious.


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post Apr 4 2013, 12:38 AM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Apr 4 2013, 12:33 AM) *
As an 18 year old on the way to college I feel right now is where my free time needs to start getting more structured.

I'm going to really have to crack down on when I have the actual time to play around and when it is time to get serious.


As an 18 year old at college right now, I wish I was in your position and started doing work instead of playing guitar all day. laugh.gif



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post Apr 4 2013, 12:43 AM
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QUOTE (Socky42 @ Apr 3 2013, 06:38 PM) *
As an 18 year old at college right now, I wish I was in your position and started doing work instead of playing guitar all day. laugh.gif


laugh.gif Never too late! I'm actually excited for college because all I'll really have to worry about is studying and guitar.


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post Apr 4 2013, 09:40 AM
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Free time smile.gif

I think I have a bad habit of taking everything I do so seriously, that even free time is a challenge to me laugh.gif

I tend to be over organized, because I am being involved in a lot of activities - I feel guilty sometimes for not being able to cope with everything quite like I'd want to. My free time is usually the time when I sleep tongue.gif


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post Apr 4 2013, 03:16 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 4 2013, 05:40 AM) *
Free time smile.gif

I think I have a bad habit of taking everything I do so seriously, that even free time is a challenge to me laugh.gif

I tend to be over organized, because I am being involved in a lot of activities - I feel guilty sometimes for not being able to cope with everything quite like I'd want to. My free time is usually the time when I sleep tongue.gif



I feel very identified with your story mate. I wish days would have more hours or weeks more days! laugh.gif


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post Apr 5 2013, 07:25 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 4 2013, 02:16 PM) *
I feel very identified with your story mate. I wish days would have more hours or weeks more days! laugh.gif


Tell me about it.. laugh.gif I for one have to learn how to cool it down sometimes - in the mind that is - because I feel like there's something stuck there if I skipped guitar/ sword practice or fitness or whatever needs my daily dedication.


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post Apr 5 2013, 07:51 AM
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thats an interesting topic!

I am quite organized in my work time (which is a large part of my week) and I need to be structured there so it feels natural to me to plan my work and the work of my teams....

(un)fortunately I am the complete opposite character at home/free time (which not all people find good - you should ask my wife about it). So a have dozen of things to do (family, house, garden, ....) that cut my time for practicing the guitar and I dont have a good schedule of all the things I have to do. I play around with my kids, read something drink coffee and so on...
Therefor I have very limited time for practicing the guitar (beside the rehearsals for the bands I play in).
In the busy times (which is always from october to june) it really gets bad (thats the reason way I´ve been working on my last homework for gabs army for month now....).
but I´d rather have it this way then also keep a thight and structured schedule of my "free time"....


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post Apr 5 2013, 03:15 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Apr 5 2013, 03:25 AM) *
Tell me about it.. laugh.gif I for one have to learn how to cool it down sometimes - in the mind that is - because I feel like there's something stuck there if I skipped guitar/ sword practice or fitness or whatever needs my daily dedication.



yeah, this can be unhealthy. When I was a teenager I used to feel a strong guilty feeling if I didn't play at least 3 hours the guitar a day. I used to play more hours but if any day I wasn't able to do it I used to feel too bad and this wasn't healthy. In the long term I started to have problems enjoying other activities and this became a problem.


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post Apr 5 2013, 03:58 PM
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How funny is it that a couple days after posting this, I'm being squeezed to give more of my 'free time' up!!!


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